Crisci Associates, June 1, 2015
* Countdown Begins To June 30 Deadline For New State Budget

With the June 30 deadline to have a new state budget, the House next week will begin the process of considering amendments to House Bill 1192 (Adolph-R-Delaware), the House GOP version of the General Fund budget.

* Political News & NewsClips

Sen. Smith To Resign: Sen. Matt Smith (D-Allegheny) will resign his Senate seat to become President of the Pittsburgh Chamber.  Smith served in the House from 2007 to 2012 and was elected to the Senate in 2013.  Smith’s resignation will take effect at the end of June.  Smith served as Minority Chair of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and served on the Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Judiciary and Transportation committees.

* Session Schedule/Governor's Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Community Colleges Testify Before House Subcommittee On Technical Education

A panel representing Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges testified before a House Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness at Reading Area Community College Thursday, sharing how the community colleges are providing Pennsylvanians with access to affordable, high-quality postsecondary workforce training that offers students several pathways to careers and is aligned with industry needs. 

* Kinship Foster Care Parents On The Rise In PA, New Education Video Available

Since 2012, 24 percent more children have been placed in “kinship” foster care, according to 2014 data collected by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts, a unit of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

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